Earth observing satellites

After British Columbia’s Record-Breaking Heatwave, Here Come the Wildfires

NASA just released a series of satellite images that show the wildfires currently raging in British Columbia's interior.

7 months ago

The Galápagos Islands From Space

The Galápagos Islands hold an honored place in science history. I often wonder, if Charles Darwin could have seen this…

11 months ago

Earth Observation Satellites Could be Flown Much Lower than Current Altitudes and Do Better Science

Satellite engineers know what every photographer knows: get close to your subject to get better pictures. Not just visible light…

1 year ago

New Satellites Will Tell Us Exactly how Quickly the Oceans are Rising

One of the clearest signs of global warming, unless you live next to a glacier, are rising oceans. Now a…

2 years ago

Sen has Launched a 4K Video Stream to Space

In their drive towards "democratizing space", the private aerospace company Sen recently demonstrated the capabilities of their 4K video streaming…

3 years ago

Here’s the First Image From NOAA’s New Weather Satellite

The NOAA's GOES-17 satellite, a second-generation Earth-observing satellite, recently released its "first light" pictures of Earth.

4 years ago

NASA, NOAA Satellites Track Hurricane Irma’s Path

Record-setting Hurricane Irma barreled over the Caribbean islands of St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Anguilla early Wednesday, destroying buildings with…

4 years ago

NASA’s Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures ‘First Light’ at Head of International ‘A-Train’ of Earth Science Satellites

NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying Earth’s atmospheric climate changing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and its carbon cycle has reached…

7 years ago